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The Economic Costs of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the United States - 1992

Table 4.26

Costs of Mental Health Services Provided to Persons With an Alcohol- or Drug-Induced Mental Illness, 1992 (millions of dollars)

Type of Organization Total Expenditures Cases Attributed to Alcohol and Drug Disorders (%) Cost Attributed to Alcohol or Drug Abuse
State and county mental hospitals $8,797 9.3% $820
Private psychiatric hospitals $6,904 8.6% $595
Non-Federal general hospitals with psychiatric services $5,275 12.1% $637
VA medical centers $1,675 10.7% $179
Residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children $2,228 7.2% $159
Freestanding psychiatric outpatient clinics $759 6.7% $51
All other organizations $6,510 9.5% $620
Total $32,148   $3,062

Sources: Narrow et al. (1993); Manderscheid and Sonnenschein (1994).
Note: Components may not sum to totals because of rounding.


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